Living in Heather Glen at Spruce Creek puts you on the east end of the secondary runway of the Spruce Creek Airport, also referred to as Cessna Boulevard. The neighborhood consists of large luxury homes facing East Spruce Creek Boulevard or Roscoe Turner Trail, depending on which direction the front of your house is facing. The community has a small lake and backs onto a swath of woods, adding to the privacy of living here.
Living out here is designed to make you feel as though you are living in the country, a million miles from the hustle and bustle of the city. While the peace and quiet definitely feels good, the reality is that you are only ten minutes from the central shopping district along Dunlawton Avenue where you will find things like grocery stores, pet supply stores, and a large selection of the best local and chain restaurants where you can take your family out for the occasional meal.
Inside the entire Spruce Creek airport area, you will find the traffic to be restricted to those who live here and their guests. As with any family neighborhood, there are rush hours to deal with, school buses running their routes, and the mail carrier. The one thing you will have to get used to is the number of personal aircraft being taxied around the neighborhood. Many of the houses here have garages large enough to fit the average personal aircraft, so the roads were constructed as taxiways.
When you and your dog go out for walks, you not only have to watch for vehicular traffic, but you also have to keep a close eye out for airplanes! With a little care and a good short leash, this should not pose too much of a problem for either of you and your dog will get used to the sights and sounds in short order.
You could say that the one thing missing out here is an excellent park to take your dog to for fun and exercise. However, if you take South Williamson Boulevard to the south and turn left on Pioneer Trail, your journey will take the two of you to one of the entrances to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. The preserve covers over 1,600 acres and offers both of you the chance to enjoy vast wetlands and areas of forest all the way to New Smyrna Beach. In fact, there are trails you can hike that go all the way there and back if you have the ambition!
If you are more interested in an off-leash dog park, the one-acre Seemore Memorial Dog Park is the only one in town. Unlike most dog parks that only offer two areas based on the size of the dog, this one offers a third section for dogs with special needs, creating a fun environment for all types of pups.